Jose Bautista is thrilled enough to be heading towards his third consecutive all-star game.

But he's not happy that he's going alone.

While Bautista received the third highest total for the outfield spot in the fan voting, he is the lone Blue Jays player to be heading towards the oven that will be Kansas City a week Tuesday.

Bautista is particularly dismayed his friend and teammate Edwin Encarnacion did not make the grade, not even for consideration for the Final Man vote.

In 75 games as a DH/1B, Encarnacion has slammed 22 home runs and driven in 55 to go along with a .289 batting average. Those stats are good enough for fifth in the American League in both home runs and RBIs. He is also sixth in total bases (162) and fifth in slugging percentage (.570).

Despite all those rosy stats he is staying home.

"Hopefully a door cracks open for Edwin (as a replacement). I know he's deserving," Bautista said Sunday. "I've been here all year long seeing what he's been able to do, especially when I wasn't do so well how he put the team on his back basically and was driving in a ton of runs.

"To have the numbers that he has, the batting average, home runs, RBIs, to me it's a disappointment that he didn't get voted in. It's a disappointment that we didn't select him as players (in their portion of the vote) and I'm basically a little bit upset that he wasn't on the 34th man choice."